One Amina Mohammed was paraded by the Department of State Services (DSS) yesterday paraded for allegedly impersonating the wife of the president, Aisha Buhari.
The spokesman of DSS, Peter Afunanya, said the suspect, Amina Mohammed impersonated Aisha Buhari to defraud one Alexander Chika Okafor (aka Chicason) of N150 million.
Following the report from Linder Ikeji while speaking to newsmen, Afunanya said “The woman who is being paraded has adopted various aliases and used the same false identities to defraud several unsuspecting persons before she was discovered. She used the false identity to evade protocol and scrutiny thus gaining unauthorized access into the Villa and particularly the residence of the wife of the president, Hajia Aisha Buhari”.
According to his statement, she was able to do that because personalities as First Ladies, Ministers and certain categories of officials are not taken through rigorous protocol and security checks at the Villa posts.
Afunaya further added, “Investigation has revealed that the First Lady was away on Lesser Hajj and not in the Villa during the period. Okafor had complained that he was fleeced of over N150 million in respect of a Court of Appeal property in Lagos which Amina had promised to help him buy through the First Lady.
“The property was said to have been part of those under the Presidential Implementation Committee on Lease of Federal Government Properties. Investigation has shown that this unholy enterprise is not to the knowledge of the First Lady. What Amina simply did was to use the First Lady’s name and Office as bait to lure and defraud her victims”.
While parading the suspect before newsmen, she claim not to have been involved in the crime saying, “The DSS did not arrest me. I came here on their invitation. I am not a fraudster, the sisters of the First Lady is involved in this business.
“I cannot accept this allegation. The former SGF, Babachir Lawal is involved in this fraud. Mariatu Aisha’s sister is involved. I did not dupe Chikason because he usually gives bribe to buy federal government property. The Directors in the ministry have been involved in getting bribe before bidding is concluded. I cannot allow anybody to put me to shame to the whole world,” she said.”